See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of May 23-29

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Events

May 26: Flint’s Monthly “JazzNite,” Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District * (810) 238-ARTS * geneseefun.com

  • (Event runs 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Stroll Flint’s downtown entertainment district while listening to highly talented Jazz musicians. Participating venues include The White Horse Tavern, 621 W. Court Street, and Flint’s Knob Hill Bed & Breakfast, 1105 South Drive.

May 28: “Flower Daze” at the Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E. First Street, Flint * (810) 232-1399 * flintfarmersmarket.com

  • (Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Enjoy this annual celebration as dozens of flower vendors join regular market vendors to help kick-off the summer season with a rainbow of colors, demonstrations and information on every aspect of living green.

May 28: “Powerful Partnership: Plants and Pollinators” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Michigan plants are pollinated by over 450 species of native bees as well as, butterflies, wasps, honeybees and other insects. Come discuss the powerful relationship between plants and pollinators and the issues affecting this relationship. Find out how we can work to make changes in order to protect pollinator health. Recommended for ages 14 and older.

May 28 (Rain Date May 29): Auto City Speedway “Maximum Destruction,” 10205 N. Saginaw Road, Clio * (810) 687-7384 or (810) 686-9500 * autocityspeedway.com

  • (Races begin 7 p.m.) Experience a fast-paced, fun-filled family night at the tracks featuring Maximum Destruction with Chills, Thrills and ‘Transaurus.” Free admission tonight for kids 12 and under.

May 29: “14th Annual Summer Kick-Off Celebration” at Bluebell Beach, 5500 Bray Road, Flint * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Celebration runs 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.) Welcome and celebrate the beginning of summer with some family fun including bounce houses, live music, activities and a fireworks display. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of May 16-22

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Events

May 17 – 21: Flint Restaurant Week – “Chow Down in Flintown,” Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District, Flint * FlintRestaurantWeek.com

  • (Open during restaurant business hours) This is the perfect time to explore new restaurants downtown Flint or revisit your favorites. Pick up a FREE passport at any participating restaurant and experience everything from fine dining cuisine in a casual atmosphere, to fresh, ingredient bar food along with Michigan craft beers, hand crafted cocktails and fine wine from around the world. Special events happening at different locations throughout the week. Participating restaurants: 501 Bar & Grill, Blackstone’s, Café Rhema, Churchill’s, Cork on Saginaw, El Potrero, Flint Crepe Co., Flint Farmers’ Market, Hoffman’s, The Local Grocer, Luigi’s, The Lunch Studio, Merge, Soggy Bottom Bar, Steady Eddy’s, Table & Tap, Tenacity Brewing, The Torch and The White Horse.

May 19: “After Dark Karaoke Night” at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com

  • (Event begins 8 p.m.) Grab your friends and belt out your favorite tunes while enjoying delicious food and tasty beverages. Happy hour runs from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Event is for ages 18 and up.

May 21: For-Mar On The Road: Summer Sneak Peek  – geneseecountyparks.org, Max Brandon Park * 3606 Dupont Street, Flint; McKinley Park, Vista Center * 2102 Collingwood Parkway, Flint

  • (Max Brandon Park 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and McKinley Park 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Join For-Mar On The Road for a sneek peek into their summer programming. Come dig in the dirt, take a tour of the Truck Farm and meet some of For-Mar’s animal teachers. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

May 21: “Bird Nerd Festival” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, no, it’s For-Mar’s SUPER Bird Nerd Festival. Part of National Kids to Park Day, practice your real life Angry Bird skills and meet live birds of prey. Also, enjoy birding hikes and birds of prey presentations throughout the day. Recommended for birders of all ages. Free admission.

May 21: “Stockton Cup Base Ball Festival” at the William S. White Building (U-of-M Flint Campus), 509 N. Harrison Street, Flint * whaleyhouse.com

  • (Games begin 12 p.m.) Join Flint’s Lumber City Base Ball Club for a sports tournament that combines gentlemanly competition with the city’s history. Four teams will compete for awards including the Stockton Cup and the Maria Stockton Award for Gentlemanly Conduct. Witness a nineteenth-century base ball game and learn about the history of the Stockton family and this great American pastime. Games are played at a unique green space nestled along the Flint River on the U-of-M Flint Campus. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free admission.

May 21: “STEM Saturdays” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Learn, hands-on, the fun of working and playing with Science, Technology and Math. Recommended for elementary school ages.

May 21: “Hoop 4 Water” Celebrity Basketball at Flint’s Dort Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * dorteventcenter.com

  • (Event runs 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) Snoop Dogg and MoPete come together along with some special celebrity guests to help raise money for The Flint Water Crisis. Doors open one hour prior to event. VIP tickets are available and include front row floor seating, a post-game meet and greet (participants TBD) and access to the Blueline Club. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the website above.

May 21: “Orlando J. Roberts Concert: The Mickeys” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info

  • (Concert runs 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) The Mickeys blend Americana, folk and alt country music to create a unique acoustic sound with powerful sibling harmonies.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of May 9-15

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Events

May 11: “Nature Game Night with Gamespace” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.) Join For-Mar for a family night filled with fun created nature games. Try out some new games and learn about birding, foraging, wombats and more. Recommended for families ages 5 and older. Free admission.

May 11: Comedian Jim Breuer live at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com

  • (Performance begins 7:30 p.m.) With over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality.

May 12: 4th Annual “Priority Children Summer Youth Expo” at Mott Community College Ballenger Field House, 1401 E. Court Street, Flint * (810) 234-5007 * prioritychildren.org

  • (Event runs 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Over 70 organizations is represented at this expo providing information on free and low-cost local summer activities, programs and camps for children, ages birth to college, to participate in and enjoy. Collect information on alternative education, GED options, job training, foster youth assistance, housing information, healthcare and much more. Also, enjoy snacks, live music and a bounce house.

May 12 – 15: Celebrating 100 Years at Applewood Estate, 1400 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 233-3835 * applewood.org

  • (Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Celebrate Applewood’s 100th Anniversary as they open their beautiful grounds for the public to explore. Come learn new things and get hands-on with new exhibits in Applewood’s garage, barn and chicken coop. Discover new ideas in their Demonstration Garden. Pack a lunch and have a family picnic. Tour Mott’s Applewood Estate house, built in 1916 (reservations recommended). Free admission, which includes tours and events.

May 13: “The Hot Sardines” at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com

  • (Performance begins 7:30 p.m.) The Hot Sardines have a distinctive recipe for making musical magic: take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein and tie it all together with a one-of-the-boys frontwoman who sings in both English and French with a voice from another era.

May 14: “Be a Birder: Warbler Walk” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.) Take a hike through For-Mar with one of their birding experts and see Warblers during their peak migration time. Recommended for all ages.

May 14: “Vintage in the Village” at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Soak up the quaint charm at this authentic turn of the century village while hunting for the perfect addition to your vintage collection. Browse and shop at over 50 top-notch makers and vintage vendors from the well-known Weekend in the Country Vintage & Makers Markets. Local food vendors will offer up tasty dishes and when you are done shopping, make time to visit the historic buildings, enjoy unique demonstrations of skilled trades and take home a piece of history with items made in the Village and sold in the gift stores.

May 14: “Kevin Kammarrad Puppets & Music” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) Join Kevin in jumping, playing and dancing to the music!  Why? Because it’s fun and it makes our brains and bodies stronger! Featuring a variety of songs, Kevin leads kids and adults in highly interactive music and movement. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school ages.

May 14: “Author Event: Angela Fluornoy” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.) Enjoy a reception and poetry reading by Nigerian Poet, Niyi Osundare, City Without People: The Katrina Poems. The Katrina Poems are a testimony to the devastation caused to the poet, the people and to the community of New Orleans from this natural disaster. Niyi Osundare will be autographing books following the poetry reading. Hors d’ouevres and refreshments will be served. Recommended for middle and high school ages.

May 14: “Broadways Next Hit Musical” at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com

  • (Performance begins 7 p.m.) Enjoy this unscripted, hilarious theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter.

May 15: Historic House Tours at Stockton Center at Spring Grove Museum, 720 Ann Arbor Street, Flint * (810) 238-9140 * stocktoncenter.weebly.com/tours.html

  • (Tours run 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Stockton House was constructed in 1872 by Thomas and Maria Stockton, a prominent and influential couple of the Flint & Genesee community. In 1920, the grandson of Thomas and Maria sold the house and its surrounding property to the Archdiocese of Detroit for the establishment of a 52-bed hospital, operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph. In 2002, this 2½-story house was purchased by For Flint Investments, renovated and designated as a Michigan Historical Site and a State Historical Marker. Come tour this beautiful building with a fascinating history.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of May 2-8

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Events

May 3: “Tendaji Talks: African American History in Flint: Honoring Our Ancestors with Hubert Roberts at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Roberts remembers Nat Turner, an enslaved African-American who led the 1831 rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia. After his arrest, speedy conviction and hanging, Virginia and other southern states passed new laws to control slaves and free blacks. Roberts will also talk about the lessons passed down from his parents, grandparents and others. Recommended for high school ages and up.

May 5: “Know Your Nature: Birding” at E. A. Cummings Event Center, 6130 Mt. Morris Road, Mt. Morris * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Birds, birds, birds! Explore the trails at the E.A. Cummings Event Center and hunt for summer and year-round feathered residents. Recommended for all ages. Free admission.

May 5 – 8: Celebrating 100 Years at Applewood Estate, 1400 East Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 233-3835 * applewood.org

  • (Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Celebrate Applewood’s 100th Anniversary as they open their beautiful grounds for the public to explore. Come learn new things and get hands-on with new exhibits in Applewood’s garage, barn and chicken coop. Discover new ideas in their Demonstration Garden. Pack a lunch and have a family picnic. Tour Mott’s Applewood Estate house, built in 1916 (reservations recommended). Free admission including tours and events.

May 6: “First Fridays” at Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3409 or 237-3400 * sloanlongway.org

  • (Event begins 6 p.m.) Join Longway for an interesting lecture about Space and then stay for the 7 p.m. showing of Sea Monsters. The planetarium has been transformed into a spaceship and the ship’s hyperdrive has malfunctioned! It took us to the wrong coordinates and then completely locked up. The only way home is one small jump at a time. Will we be able to make it back safely? Help choose the right course and we’ll all be back in time for a show; choose the wrong course and we may be left drifting through space! Recommended for families of all ages.

May 7: 16th Annual “Bikin’ For Burns” at Flint’s Dort Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * abatemichregion20.com

  • (Event runs 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.) Be part of this escorted motorcycle ride that begins at Flint’s Dort Event Center and ends at Shrine Circus Park, located at 4240 West Wilson Road in Clio. After the ride, enjoy live music, food vendors, a beer tent, bike show, 50/50 auction and more. Children under 12 are free, but must be off premises by 9 p.m. Also, be sure to attend the Bikin’ For Burns’ pre-party on Friday night, May 6, at Shrine Circus Park from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

May 7: “Honeybee Observation Hive Installation” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) Join For-Mar’s favorite beekeeper, Jim Withers from Withers Mountain Honey Farm, as he opens up For-Mar’s observation hive and installs a new queen and her family. Meet in the Visitors Center near the observation hive. Recommended for all ages. Free admission.

May 7: “STEM Saturdays” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Learn, hands-on, the fun of working and playing with Science, Technology and Math. Recommended for elementary school ages.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of April 25–May 1

 

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Events

April 28: Flint’s Monthly “JazzNite,” Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District * (810) 238-ARTS * geneseefun.com

  • (Event runs 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Stroll Flint’s downtown entertainment district while listening to highly talented Jazz musicians. Phil Young Trio featuring Gwen Hemphill will perform at The White Horse, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., (621 W. Court Street) and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Paul Joseph Owsinski will play at Flint’s Knob Hill Bed & Breakfast (1105 South Drive).

April 30: “Birding Hike: Song Birds” at Richfield County Park, 6322 N. Irish Road, Davison * (810) 736-7100 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.) Take a walk through Richfield County Park with a For-Mar Naturalist and locate migrating birds and songbirds that make this Genesee County Park home. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Free admission.

April 30: 9th Annual “Flint Handmade Spring Craft Market” at Flint’s Masonic Temple, 755 S. Saginaw Street, Flint * flinthandmade.org

  • (Market runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) The Spring Craft Market will feature a wide variety of unique, modern handmade items such as local foods, art glass, vintage-inspired jewelry, knit and crocheted goods, hand-poured soy candles, paper crafts, natural bath and beauty products, plush toys and more. The first 25 shoppers will receive a goodie bag filled with vendor coupons, merchandise and other treats.

April 30: “Arbor Day Festival” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.) Join For-Mar staff as they celebrate the wonder of trees!  Learn how trees serve an important role in our ecosystem when they are alive and dead. Recommended for all ages. Free admission.

April 30: “STEM Saturdays” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Learn, hands-on, the fun of working and playing with Science, Technology and Math. Recommended for elementary school ages.

April 30: Flint’s “Lumber City Vintage Base Ball Club” at the William S. White Building (U-of-M Flint Campus), 509 Harrison Street, Flint * whaleyhouse.com

  • (Game begins 2 p.m.) The Lumber City Vintage Base Ball Club will play against the Rochester Grangers. This baseball club of Flint is part of the Whaley Historic House Museum’s History Everywhere initiative and the U-of-M Flint Department of History and combines contemporary features with elements of the game played in the nineteenth century. Enjoy watching the game at a unique space nestled along the Flint River on the U-of-M Flint Campus. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

April 30: The Flint Symphony Orchestra presents “O, Fortuna” at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thefso.org

  • (Performance begins 7:30 p.m.) Conductor, Enrique Diemecke, leads an evening of Fortune, Empress of the World with Wendy Bloom, Director, the Flint Festival Chorus, Victoria Cannizzo, Soprano, Nicholas Simpson, Tenor and Nicolai Strommer, Baritone.

April 30: Flint’s “Punk Rock Rummage Sale” at Churchill’s Food & Spirits, 340 S. Saginaw Street, Flint * facebook.com/events/1670550329851844/

  • (Sale runs 8 p.m. to Midnight) Come rummage through t-shirts, cassette tapes, toys, games, DVDs, Blu-Rays, posters, CDs and more for that perfect purchase. Also enjoy food, beverages and live tunes from DJ Michael A.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of April 18-24

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Events

April 22: “Teen Forum: Great Lakes Adventures” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2569 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) Canadian photographers, explorers and conservationists Gary and Joanie McGuffin present an overview of their explorations and travels around the Great Lakes by bike, kayak and canoe. Enjoy a short clip from their movie Painted Land, address Great Lakes conservation issues and get the opportunity to ask questions about their journeys.  Recommended for middle and high school ages.

April 22 & 23: “Despicable Me 2 Minions” at Crystal Fieldhouse Ice Arena, 5371 Daly Farms Drive, Burton * (810) 744-0800 * crsystalfh.com

  • (Event runs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. both days) Come out to Crystal Fieldhouse and meet and skate with Despicable Me 2 Minions. Bring your own skates or rent a pair for $3.00. VIP and family packages are available.

April 23: “Superhero Fun Run” at the Downtown Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E. First Street, Flint * flintsuperhero.run/index.html

  • (5K Run begins 9 a.m. and 1K Run at 10 a.m.) Help raise funds to end child abuse during this family-friendly run/walk event. Wear your own Superhero costume or purchase a shirt, cape and/or mask at the event. All participants will receive a special custom Finisher’s medal. Register online, at Complete Runner (915 S. Dort Highway, Flint) or starting at 7:30 a.m. the day of event. After the run/walk, enjoy a number of family activities. Those entering into the 5K should be able to complete the course within one hour. Free parking.

April 23: 7th Annual “Flint ComiXcon” at the Downtown Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E. First Street, Flint * https://seeandbseen.org/2015/03/23/espn3-visits-flint-this-week-for-wmf-arena-soccer-world-cup/

  • (Event runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Browse and purchase comics, posters, books, original art, art prints and more. Get the chance to meet artists and writers all under one roof.

April 23: “Earth Day” Family Fun at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Celebrate Earth Day at the library with a visit from For-Mar’s Truck Farm (2 p.m.), Raptors from the Howell Nature Center (3 p.m.) and more. Also, learn how to start your own recycle bin. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school ages.

April 23: “Citizen Science: The Michigan Frog and Toad Survey” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 8 p.m. to midnight) Citizen Science: The Michigan Frog and Toad Survey is organized through the DNR and conducted by citizen scientists like you. Join For-Mar and learn the calls of their 13 native species and how to help monitor and complete the survey! Recommended for ages 5 and older. Free admission.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of April 11-17

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Events

April 13: “UM-Flint Spoken Word Performance–Class of 2016” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch) 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.) In collaboration with the Genesee District Library and UM-Flint, enjoy this wonderful eclectic group of 13 women and men as they bring their personal stories to the stage, as a way of empowering and inspiring others to share their stories as well. Refreshments will be provided. Recommended for middle school ages and older.

April 16: “Birding Hike: Eagle Expedition” at For-Mar Nature Preserve 2142 Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.) Take a stroll in Zemmer Park and you’re likely to find eagles fishing in the Flint River. Join For-Mar as they look for eagles and the many other species of waterfowl that call the Genesee County Parks home. Meet at Zemmer Park, off Marathon Road.  Drive straight in to the parking area by the Flint River. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Free admission.

April 16: “STEM Saturdays” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch) 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Learn, hands-on, the fun of working and playing with Science, Technology and Math. Recommended for elementary school ages.

April 16: “17th Annual Wine Tasting Event” at the Flint Institute of Arts 1120 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 234-1695 * flintarts.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Enjoy the fruitful bounties of the Earth with a first-class selection of wines, accompanied by a delicious gourmet spread from area restaurants and bakeries and live entertainment from Mott Community College Jazz Combo. Each guest will receive a complimentary tasting glass to take home.

Attractions

April 11 – 17: Sloan Museum  1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3450 * sloanlongway.org

  • (Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.) Enjoy regional history, historic automobiles and hands-on science activities where children and adults can explore principles of chemistry and physics through exhibits and staff presentations.
    • “Water’s Extreme Journey” – Journey through an interactive water maze that engages all in an exciting quest to stay clean, while flowing through rivers, lakes, backyards and into homes. Through play, scientific inquiry and art, this exhibit empowers visitors to take action, commit to clean water and express their support for clean water initiatives.
    • “Collecting Flint from A to Z” – The Sloan Museum has a lot of artifacts, nearly 400,000 of them! You name it, they probably have one. A large, eclectic collection is required to accurately record life in Flint and Genesee County over the last 200 years. This exhibit highlights 26 groups from Sloan’s vast and varied collection, normally hidden away in storage. Each alphabetized set reveals something about Flint’s shared history. See historic automobiles and firearms, radios and wedding dresses, beer, blueprints and everything in-between.
    • “Flint and The American Dream” – Relive Flint’s dramatic history, as the birthplace of General Motors comes to life with over 600 artifacts and photographs, including rare antique automobiles, colorful neon signs, period clothing, household furnishings, commercial goods and much more. Encounter the ups-and-downs of General Motors, the birth of the UAW and what life was like in Flint during the 50s, 60s and 70s.

April 11 – 17: Sea Life Michigan Aquarium  4316 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills * (866) 622-0605 * visitsealife.com/michigan

  • (Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Last entry is 1 hour prior to closing time) Located at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, get transported into an amazing underwater world. Come nose-to-nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble seahorses to graceful rays. Walk through an underwater Ocean Tunnel, encounter more than 5,000 sea creatures, hold a crab and touch a sea star. Meet Benson, a young Green Sea turtle rescued after being struck by a boat in Florida. Benson now has permanent damage to his shell and spine and can’t dive for food, so he will never be able to be released back into the wild. Also, participate in daily fun talks and feed shows.

April 11 – 17: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan  4240 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills * (866) 622-0605 * legolanddiscoverycenter.com/michigan

  • (Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Center remains open 2 hours after last admission; please allow a minimum of 2 to 3 hours for a visit) Located at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, this new indoor family attraction, recommended for children ages 3 to 10, features two LEGO rides, a 4D cinema, a large children’s play area, a creative workshop where guests learn about LEGO building from experts and more. Also, visit Miniland and view some of Metro Detroit’s iconic buildings and attractions made from LEGO bricks. All tickets are pre-booked online. This means that all guests must select a visit date and time and arrive at that appointed time to guarantee entry. During peak periods, and because guests can stay as long as they want once inside, there may be entry delays. Please be advised that adults must be accompanied by a child in order to gain entry into the attraction. Check the website above for special hours and closures.

April 11 – 17: Longway Planetarium  1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3409 or 237-3400 * sloanlongway.org

  • Due to the dark planetarium environment, the shows listed below are recommended for children 4 years and older. No late seating and no re-entry after show begins. Tickets go on sale one half hour before showtime.
    • “Back To The Moon For Good” (Show starts daily 2:30 p.m.) Narrated by Tim Allen, immerse yourself in a race to return to the Moon 40-years after the historic Apollo landings. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Learn about the Moon’s resources and discover what humanity’s future on the Moon might hold.
    • “Skies Over Michigan” (Show starts daily 3:30 p.m.) Learn about the rotation of the Earth, find the North Star and the way around the night sky, what a constellation is and which are visible in the current night sky. Also, learn about Moon phases, the daily and monthly motion of the Moon through the sky, visible planets and their movement among the stars.
    • “Sea Monsters” (Show starts Friday 7 p.m.) Journey 80 million years back as National Geographic’s powerful storytelling immerses all in this life-or-death drama of an age when mighty dinosaurs dominated the land and an equally astonishing assortment of ferocious creatures swarmed, hunted and fought for survival beneath the vast, mysterious prehistoric seas.
    • “Pink Floyd Dark Side: The Light Show” (Show starts Friday 8 p.m.) Experience Pink Floyd’s iconic album as never before in this brand new, one-of-a-kind show featuring 4k visuals, brilliant LED sequences and incredibly clear 5.1 surround sound – all set to the music of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Contains adult language.
    • “The Accidental Astronauts” (Show starts Saturday & Sunday 1:30 p.m.) Follow the adventures of Cy and Annie and their dog, Armstrong, as they embark on an unexpected journey into space. Explore the Earth, Sun and Moon system with a wise-cracking starship computer.
    • “To Space and Back” (Show starts Saturday & Sunday 4:30 p.m.) Take this incredible journey from the far reaches of our universe, to our own planet, and learn how technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use daily. What’s happening above is coming back down to earth.

April 11 – 17: Flint Children’s Museum  1602 W. University Avenue, Flint * (810) 767-5437 * thefcm.org

  • (Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Come explore and awaken your imagination, where the power of play inspires lifelong learning through over 40 hands-on educational and fun exhibits. Recommended for ages 2 to 10. In celebration of Military Child month, families with a Military I.D. will get half off their admission into the museum. Children will also receive a special certificate to recognize their amazing family.
    • “Into the Woods” – Check out this traveling exhibit that immerses visitors in a forest experience across the four seasons with activities including a spring climbing tree, “scat and tracks” animal activities, building an autumn tree fort and more.
    • “Play-Doh Smash Subtraction” – (Activities run Tuesday-Friday at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.) Meet at the Investigation Station for a smashing good time and learn how to subtract!

April 15 – 17: Buick Automotive Gallery & Research Center  303 Walnut Street, Flint * (810) 237-3440 or 237-3450 * sloanlongway.org

  • (Open Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. – call 24 hours in advance for all other appointments) The Gallery displays over 25 classical and concept locally built automobiles featuring five one-of-a-kind concept cars – a 1954 Wildcat II, Centurion, Arrow, Phantom and an XP. Also on display is an extensive renovated Buick Bug and a 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible. There were only 836 Skylarks made in 1954, all made in Flint, and probably fewer than 100 survive today.
    •  “2 BY 2 – Dynamic Duos” – All vehicles at Buick Gallery have one thing in common; they helped shape the lives of the people of Flint & Genesee. With 100 in collection at the Gallery, there are bound to be more similarities than that. This exhibit breaks automobiles into couples that are natural twosomes. Some of these couples are obvious, like a set of Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars, while others are less obvious and require some research such as what is the connection between the Whiting and the Little, two of Flint’s “orphan” car companies? Or what binds a Buick racer to a Chevrolet production car? Come find out.

April 17: Historic House Tours at Stockton Center at Spring Grove Museum 720 Ann Arbor Street, Flint * (810) 238-9140 * stocktoncenter.weebly.com/tours.html

  • (Tours runs 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Stockton House was constructed in 1872 by Thomas and Maria Stockton, a very prominent and influential couple in Flint & Genesee. In 1920, the grandson of Thomas and Maria sold the house and its surrounding property to the Archdiocese of Detroit for the establishment of a 52-bed hospital, which was to be operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph. Then in 2002, this 2½-story house was purchased by For Flint Investments, renovated and designated as a Michigan Historical Site and a State Historical Marker. Come tour this beautiful building with a fascinating history.

Art & Culture

April 11 – 17: Flint Institute of Arts (FIA)  1120 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 234-1695 * flintarts.org

  • (Monday-Friday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) Visit FIA and browse through their outstanding collections of American, European, Native American, African and Asian art including paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and decorative arts featuring a complete set of 17th century French tapestries.
    • “The Engraver and Mr. Turner” – Explore how paintings by English artist J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) were reproduced through the medium of engraving. Since the late 16th century, printmakers have made reproductive prints to capture the image of a painting, drawing or sculpture and, in most cases, collaborated with the artist to create the print so the result was as close to the artist’s original intent as possible. In this exhibition, 25 steel engravings are on display along with information on Turner’s original work, demonstrating the engraver’s attempt at re-creating the artist’s expressive brushstrokes and distinctive painting style.

April 12, 14 & 16:  Art at the Market Gallery at Flint Farmers’ Market 300 E. First Street, Flint * (810) 238-9202 * artatthemarket.com

  • (Open Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Located in the Flint Farmers’ Market, enjoy browsing, and purchasing, at this unique art gallery showcasing over 30 local artists original artwork. Art at the Market is a non-profit organization and operated by its artists.

April 14 – 16: Buckham Gallery  134 ½ W. Second Street, Flint * (810) 239-6233 * buckhamgallery.org

  • (Open 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.) Founded in 1984, Buckham Gallery is an artist-run, not-for-profit exhibition and performance space that features artists from as many diverse locations as possible. It is the philosophy of the gallery to create an open atmosphere, which allows both emerging and established artists to take charge of their own creative pursuits.

Theater

April 14 – 17: The Fenton Village Players presents “To Kill A Mockingbird” to the Fenton Village Playhouse 14197 Torrey Road, Fenton * (810) 750-7700 * FentonTheatre.org

  • (Performances begin Thursday-Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.) This cherished literary classic explores the racial injustice that threatens to divide a community in the Deep South during the mid-20th century. Through courage and compassion, lawyer Atticus Finch seeks truth and justice while his feisty daughter, Scout, learns what it means to be an instrument of hope.

April 15 – 17: The Flint Institute of Arts’ Film Theater presents “Academy Award Nominated Shorts” 1120 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 234-1695 * flintarts.org

  • (Films begin Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.) Enjoy this official theatrical program of the most recent Oscar nominees in the live-action and animated short-film categories. Take a trip around the world, and to worlds beyond, in an entertaining array of selections.
    • Friday is “Date Night” at the theater. Couples can enjoy two film tickets and two drinks paired with an appetizer. A full menu is also available at The Palette Café offering daily specials along with soups, coffee, sandwiches, salads and pastries. This package is available from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

April 15 – 17: UM-Flint Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Spring Dance Concert” to the University Theatre 303 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 762-3300 * umflint.edu/theatredance/current-season

  • (Performances begin Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.) This annual 2016 Spring Dance Concert features dances inspired by the five elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether.

April 16 & 17: Flint Youth Theatre presents “The Most (Blank) City in America” to Elgood Theatre 1220 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-1530 * thefyt.org

  • (Performances begin Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.) We are defined by the stories we tell each other about ourselves, so join the Flint Youth Theatre in redefining what it means to call “Flint” home. Recommended for ages 12 and older.

Entertainment

April 11 – 16: Public Ice Skating at Flint Iceland Arena  1160 S. Elms Road, Flint * (810) 635-8487 * flinticeland.com

  • (Open Monday through Saturday – check website above for hours of operation and events) Enjoy the sport of ice skating with friends and family. Public skating sessions are a great way to get out on the ice, get some exercise and have fun while doing it. Public skating schedule is subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm times.

April 11 – 17: Ice Skating at Crystal Fieldhouse Ice Arena  5371 Daly Farms Drive, Burton * (810) 744-0800 * crystalfh.com

  • (Open Monday through Sunday – check website above for hours of operation and “calendar of events” page for a listing of all events) Enjoy public skating, drop-in hockey, stick-n-puck, broomball, U-of-M Flint Hockey games for both men and women, Powers Catholic High School home games, GFHA Youth Hockey leagues, Try Hockey for free days, learn to play hockey, Elite Skating Academy learn to skate, learn to figure skate, hockey skating skills, private lessons, adult learn to skate classes, adult hockey leagues, tournaments, camps and clinics and STRIDA summer hockey training program. Book birthday parties and/or school and church field trips.
  • Event times are subject to change. Please double check website calendar before coming to Crystal Fieldhouse for any events.

April 11 – 17: IMAX Trillium Theatre in Grand Blanc/NCG Cinemas * 8220 Trillium Circle Avenue, Grand Blanc * Show Times (810) 695-5000 / Office (810) 953-0650 * ncgmovies.com/grand-blanc/

  • “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice: An IMAX 3D Experience” – (Rated PG-13) Fearing the actions of a God-Like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropoliss most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. With Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before. Shows are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

April 11 – 17: Chuck E. Cheese’s   3489 Miller Road, Flint * (810) 733-7404 * chuckecheese.com

  • (Open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) Chuck E. Cheese’s is the ultimate place “Where a Kid Can Be a Kid” and parents can enjoy every moment. That’s why Chuck E. himself takes pride in providing a safe, family-friendly environment offering video games, high-tech simulator rides, skytubes, kiddie rides for the little ones, live stage shows and more. Admission is free and games are always just one token.

April 11 – 17: Bowl Flint  B’s Bowling Center * 750 S. Center Road, Flint * (810) 743-7570; Richfield Bowl * 5340 Richfield Road, Flint * (810) 736-4880  bowlflint.com

  • (Open Monday through Sunday – check website above for hours of operation and events) Richfield Bowl and B’s Bowling is dedicated to providing one of the best entertainment venues in Flint & Genesee. These modern bowling centers offer kid-friendly bumper bowling lanes with lightweight bowling balls and small shoes. Also, experience Cosmic Bowling, on the weekends, with glow in the dark lanes along with laser, disco, black and runway lights, fog and loud music.

April 11 – 17: Rollhaven Skate & Fun Center * rollhaven.com

  • Flint/Grand Blanc * 5315 S. Saginaw Road, Flint * (810) 694-4533 (Open Monday through Sunday – check website above for hours of operation and events) Located in Grand Blanc Township, families can enjoy open skate sessions, adult skate, friends & family skate, kid specials, a Friday Nite Live skate, Junior Roller Derby, laser tag, a giant soft play area and more.
  • Flushing * 3464 Ann Drive, Flushing * (810) 659-7260 * rollhaven.com (Open Monday through Sunday – check website above for hours of operation and events) Rollhaven Skate & Fun Center in Flushing has fun for everyone with open skate sessions, Friday Nite Live skate, Sunday FunDay, CannonBlaster and a huge soft playground area.

April 15 & 16: “Cosmic Red Pin Bowling” at Grand Blanc Lanes 5301 S. Saginaw Road, Flint * (810) 771-4273 * grandblanclanes.com

  • (Bowling runs 9:15 p.m. to 1 a.m.) Come rock, dance and bowl a strike when a red headpin appears, and win a prize! Grand Blanc Lanes also offers a snack bar, lounge, bumper bowling, automatic scorers and a pro shop.

Shopping

April 11 – 17: Genesee Valley Center  3341 S. Linden Road, Flint * (810) 732-4000 * geneseemall.com

  • “Shop until you drop” at Flint’s 1.3 million square feet of shopping space with over 130 retailers and anchored by Macy’s, JC Penney, Sears and Burlington Coat Factory. Find those unique buys at the Center’s one-of-a-kind shops and markets such as Buckle, Best Buy Mobile and Forever 21. The Outdoor Village offers 65,000 square feet of boulevard-style shopping and national tenants including Barnes & Noble, Bar Louie, Chico’s and more. Visit the website above for hours of operation and coupon savings.

April 11 – 17: Courtland Center Mall  4190 E. Court Street, Burton * (810) 744-0742 *  courtlandcenter.com

  • Conveniently located off I-69, Courtland Center offers 472,000 square feet of enclosed shopping featuring national retail anchors including JC Penney, Staples, Jo-Ann Superstore and Dunham’s Sports. Visit more than 50 retailers and eateries while enjoying this friendly shopping experience with convenient parking. Visit the website above for hours of operation and special store offers.

April 11 – 17: Birch Run Premium Outlets * 12240 S. Beyer Road, Birch Run * (989) 624-6226 * premiumoutlets.com

  • Find incredible values on all the new season fashions with up to a 65% discount on every day savings. Shop at over 145 well-known brand name stores such as the Pottery Barn Outlet, COACH Factory and the Nike Factory Store. Visit the website above for hours of operation and a list of additional in-store promotions.

April 11 – 17: Great Lakes Crossing Outlets   4000 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills * (877) 746-7452 * greatlakescrossingoutlets.com

  • Great Lakes Crossing Outlets is the market’s dominant retail outlet and entertainment destination, attracting customers throughout the Midwest and Canada. With 185 manufacturer’s outlets and traditional retail stores, Great Lakes Crossing Outlets is Michigan’s only enclosed value-regional mall. Visit the website above for hours of operation and special coupon savings.

April 11 – 17: Carriage Town Antique Center   503 Garland Street, Flint * (810) 238-1444 * carriagetownantiquecenter.com

  • (Open Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Housed in a restored Art Deco warehouse, Carriage Town Antique Center has a fantastic mix of quality antiques, vintage collectibles and exquisite art. Browse two levels for antique furniture, glass, pottery, silver, vintage clothing, primitive pieces, period lighting and vintage Christmas all year round.

April 12, 14 & 16: Flint Farmers’ Market 300 E. First Street, Flint * (810) 232-1399 * flintfarmersmarket.com

  • (Open Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Open year-round, shop Flint’s 32,000 square feet city market featuring over 50 inside vendors selling produce, including fresh, locally grown foods, a meat market, poultry, breads and baked goods, cheese, a wine shop, art gallery, flowers, gourmet coffees, crafts, fine arts and more. Also, enjoy breakfast and lunch at the Market’s “Steady Eddy’s”, a unique café where the veggies meet the eggs & bacon and the tuna melts meet the veggie burgers. A majority of their menu is purchased from Market vendors (open Tuesday through Friday).

Dining with Entertainment

April 11 – 16: Cranberries Café  10250 Hegel Road, Goodrich * (810) 636-3409 * cranberriescafe.com

  • (Open for lunch Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner Tuesday-Thursday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.) Enjoy great food and drinks, including Michigan beers on tap, while relaxing in this 1917 building featuring its original tin ceiling and flooring, an antique cherry bar and an original floral icebox, from northern Michigan, now converted into a wine cooler. Every Tuesday is Beer Night with half priced bottles and $2 off drafts with dinner. Dine at Cranberries on Wednesday and receive a bottle of wine half off with dinner or, visit on Thursday and enjoy live entertainment, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., featuring guitar and vocals by Joel Palmer this week. Saturday is April Martini Night at Cranberries with Spring Martini Delights and a free hors d’oeuvre buffet with any martini (reservations suggested).

April 11 – 17:  50 Sips – A Taste of America  1545 N. Leroy Street, Fenton * (810) 208-0253 * 50sipswine.com

  • (Open Monday & Tuesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.) Fifty Sips features a modern, yet down-home décor, with a warm and comfortable, family friendly atmosphere offering a daily “Lunch & Learn” from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., which includes flight wine each paired with a delicious appetizer (reservations required). Dinner specials are also available Friday and Saturday with an eclectic selection of specialty foods and wines from across the USA and a Bottomless Brunch is served every Sunday. Come take part in 50 Sips tasting counter or relax in their seating area and enjoy a wine tasting, a craft beer or cocktail. This fun gathering place also hosts a Tuesday Movie Night, Thursday Euchre Night and live music starting at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Check the website above for monthly events focused on new arrival food and specific region wines.

April 11 – 17: Beale Street Smokehouse BBQ  2461 North Road, Fenton * (810) 750-0507 * bealestreetsmokehouse.com

  • (Call for hours of operation) Using the highest quality meats, enjoy tasty pulled pork and chicken, brisket, St. Louis and baby-back ribs, Michigan craft beers on tap and in bottles and more. Beale Street offers that “Juke Joint” atmosphere with live weekend music, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., with Elizabeth Reed performing Friday and the Sanctuary Blues Band on Saturday.

April 11 – 17: Brickstreet of Grand Blanc  1223 E. Grand Blanc Road, Grand Blanc * (810) 603-2114 * brickstreetbarandgrill.com

  • (Open at 11a.m. Monday – Friday and at 12 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday) Famous for fresh seafood, house-cut steaks and signature entrees, enjoy lunch, dinner and drinks in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. Relax with live lounge entertainment with Russell Wayne every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, starting at 7:30 p.m., and Bob Adado starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Brickstreet also offers a Sunday Brunch & Bloody Mary Bar from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (reservations suggested).

April 11 – 17: The Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille 302 N. Leroy Street, Fenton * (810) 750-9463 * fentonhotel.com

  • (Monday-Thursday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.) The Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille stands solid and hospitable, greeting hungry patrons as it did when it first opened in 1856 when the railroads came to Fenton. A daily menu is available with a variety of delicious choices including fresh fish, savory steaks, comfort food and more. Live piano bar entertainment begins every Tuesday and Thursday, at 7 p.m., and at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

April 11 – 17: The Rough Draught Coffee & Barroom  134 N. Leroy Street, Fenton * (810) 714-3005 * roughdraughtbarroom.com

  • (Monday 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday & Wednesday 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday & Friday 5 a.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.) Come experience this unique reminiscent of an old bar in an industrial building with reclaimed brick, lighting and other structural elements offering a unique selection of craft beers and cocktails and exceptional wines. Baristas are on staff to brew up the perfect latte, cappuccino or gourmet coffee. A light menu is also available offering breakfast and lunch sandwiches, burgers, salads and more all specially prepared with house made ingredients. Enjoy live acoustic tunes by local artists every Saturday.

April 11 – 17: Sherman’s Lounge  4211 Fenton Road, Flint * (810) 233-7057 * shermanslounge.com

  • (Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.) Home to Flint’s Finest Entertainment for nearly 50-years, enjoy the best of live, local bands during “Wicked” Wednesdays and Friday and Saturday nights with Still Rain performing top 40 and rock favorites starting at 9:30 p.m. this weekend. Sherman’s also features a fully stocked bar, multiple flat-screen TVs, three pool tables, video games, keno and more. Their menu offers pizza, subs, signature sandwiches and a variety of other tasty dishes.

April 12 – 17: Fenton Winery & Brewery (FWB)  1370 N. Long Lake Road, Fenton * (810) 373-4194 * fentonwinery.com

  • (Tuesday-Thursday 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Founded in 2007, FWB began as a typical winery featuring 15 wines and a tasting bar. They now offer a variety of beers on tap and over 20 wine choices (3 on tap) with a steady rotation of seasonal wines and specialties. FWB also offers a retail store “Taproom” to purchase those favorites, a delicious menu, wine & beer samplings and live entertainment most weekends starting at 8 p.m.

April 15: The Jewel of Grand Blanc 5270 Perry Road, Grand Blanc * (810) 694-5960 * jewelgolf.com

  • (Open 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. or later) Located inside Grand Blanc Golf Club, The Jewel of Grand Blanc offers Friday night country entertainment featuring DJ “Dan Richards” and line dancing from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Adjacent to the Jewel, also operated by Grand Blanc Golf Club, is Grand Blanc’s superior Irish Pub, Paddy McGee’s, serving an all-day full breakfast and a lunch and dinner menu along with drink specials (open Monday-Wednesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday & Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.).

Nightlife

April 14 – 16: The Machine Shop Concert Lounge 3539 S. Dort Highway, Flint * (810) 715-2650 * themachineshop.info

  • (Doors open at 7 p.m. for all shows unless otherwise noted) The Machine Shop hosts live rock-n-roll, metal and outlaw country events weekly. Thursday, Josh Thompson performs with special guests Tweed and the Dixie & John Vance Band. Friday, Fear Factory takes the stage with special guests Soilwork, Spades and Blades and Martyrd. Then on Saturday, from the A&E TV Show, Big Smo visits the Machine Shop with special guest Matt Austin. Shows are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

April 15 & 16: Red Ink Flint Local 432 Concert Venue 124 W. First Street, Flint * redinkflint.org

  • (Live music runs Friday 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.) This all-ages club, known for its diversity, features performing arts programming, primarily live music, but also theatre, dance, comedy and more. Most of its audience, and musicians, are high school and college-age students. On Friday, enjoy The Loose Ties reunion show with special guests Arlow Xan, Dishwasher Troubles and the Kitson Sisters. On Saturday, enjoy performances by Tim Korenich, from Toledo, along with Katie Stanley, She the Spektor, Goat Island and Knots Tied. Shows are subject to change without notice. Please check the website above to confirm performances.

April 15 & 16:  Historic Holly Hotel Comedy Club 110 Battle Alley, Holly * (248) 634-5208 * hollyhotel.com

  • (Shows begin 8:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.) Enjoy professional stand-up comedy featuring a variety of local and national entertainers with Dave Landau in the house this weekend with special guest Steve Pierce.

April 15 & 16: Sequoia Wine Bar and Martini Lounge 5304 Gateway Centre Drive, Flint * (810) 233-8000 * theredwoodlodge.com

  • (Live music begins 9 p.m.) Located inside Redwood Steakhouse & Brewery, the Sequoia Lounge presents live music with the Regulators performing classic rock, blues and funk on Friday and Billy Mack & juke joint Johnnies taking the stage Saturday with some rock-n-roll and swing-a-billy music.

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